Racism: Abuja Chinese supermarket owner flees with her family

The owner of the contentious Chinese supermarket in Abuja, Cindy Liu Bei, has reportedly fled with her family to avoid government invitation.

The supermarket gained notoriety following reports of its discriminating treatment of Nigerians, which incited outrage among the general public.

Cindy Liu Bei and her family’s escape was made public by the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), a federal government agency, through a statement released by Boladale Adeyinka, Director of Surveillance and Investigation.

Racism: Abuja Chinese supermarket owner flees with her family
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Speaking after she led FCCPC officials to seal off the premises, Adeyinka said, “The essence of the surveillance and investigation that we conducted today is to verify the allegations and the content of that viral video.

“On arrival, we noticed that the supermarket which is right behind me, was sealed and padlocked externally. Inquiries have shown that yes, as this morning this supermarket was open and people were here.

“CCTV footage also shows that in the morning, two vehicles departed from these very premises allegedly containing the owner of the supermarket, whom we have been able to identify by name and we have her contact details.”

She added: “Now the summons of course since she’s not around and the place is locked, is to serve notice on her to appear before the federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission by Wednesday.

“There are other regulatory tools to be deployed, if she fails to attend to this summon. The summons means that on entering into these premises they must see the summon because that is how they gain access to it.”

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